The regular season is finally here. The Seahawks kick things off this Sunday in Indianapolis, and the eyes of all the 12s will finally get to see the starters play for the first time in over 8 months. But who, specifically, should we be watching?
I think there are three guys who I will be watching closely to see what has changed in their games since last season.
3 Seahawks to watch closely on Sunday
By now we know that without Russell Wilson, the Seahawks would be a shadow of the team they are. I can’t wait to see how the passing offense (and offense in general) has changed under Shane Waldron, and I expect it to be quite different. The man running the offense will be the Seahawks’ most important player on Sunday, so be sure to keep a close eye on Russ.
Brooks is poised to have a breakout year with KJ Wright gone, but is he ready to step into a much larger role in year 2? He looked great for the short time we saw him active during the preseason, but the regular season is a different ballgame. I would be ecstatic to see Brooks flying around the field like he was 3 weeks ago and making plays on ball carriers and in coverage.
Everett was the biggest free agent acquisition for this team, so they must have a plan for him. His rapport with Shane Waldron should give him a leg up in this scheme, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he had 6 or 7 targets on Sunday. He’s a wild card at this point, since we haven’t seen him playing as a Seahawk during a game yet, but he should add another weapon to Russell’s arsenal, especially in the red zone.
Obviously, the entire team will be of interest and these 3 players may not end up being the most influential in deciding the outcome of the game. But they are the three players that I am looking forward to watching to understand where they stand in their roles on the team.